Lady War Eagles win their first game of the season


Brian Emberton

The lady war eagle’s flag football team poses after their win against North Forsyth; 8-2. Each and every girl has been working hard from 4:00- 5:30 after school to prepare for the season ahead. The game was on Thursday night at North Forsyth High School where South’s football team also faced the Raiders Friday night.

Thursday, October 24 was the beginning of a long weekend for the students in Forsyth County. While others were hanging out with their friends and watching movies at home, the Lady War Eagle flag football team was on the bus, singing and shouting their way to North Forsyth High School for their first game of the season.

The flag football team played their first game of the season on Thursday against North Forsyth. When 7:30 rolled around, West Forsyth had just finished playing Lambert and the War Eagles took the field against the Raiders.

Within the first half of the game, the score was even, 0-0, until a high snap led to a safety giving North two points and the ball on offense. As the second half came around the offense and defense were working hard, making and stopping plays.

The clock was winding down and the score was still 2-0 North Forsyth. We had managed to move the ball closer to the end zone and finally, Ashley Chu ran and scored South’s first touchdown edging the War Eagles to the front, 8-2.

The War Eagle defense kept the Raiders from scoring any more points. A pass tipped by Meghan Emberton led to an interception by Emily Wallace, ending the game. Lady War Eagles took their first win and hope to start a winning streak after their game this Thursday at War Eagle Stadium.